Friday Favorites - Christmas Presents

January 15, 2021

Hello blog friends and happy Friday!

I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite Christmas presents.    

1.  Fleeces
I am in love with this buffalo plaid sherpa I saw on Andrea's blog Living on Cloud Nine.  This sherpa looks great on Andrea and I decided to order one from the Etsy shop Fallen Star Couture Inc.  I like this sherpa and it's sure to keep me warm during these cold winter months.

We are members of BJ's and I'm in love with both of these fleece pullovers.  They keep me warm and I've gotten compliments on the red and black fleece.

2.  Harry Potter Sweatshirt
My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan.  When I saw my daughter wearing one of these tie-dyed sweatshirts, I knew I wanted one too.  The Etsy shop is called The Marauderess.   I have the brown sweatshirt that says HUFFLEPUFF on the front. 

3.  Sneakers
I've wanted Stan Smith Adidas sneakers for a while.  I'm happy I have these floral sneakers to wear with leggings and jeans.  I think they look pretty and they are so comfortable to wear.  
4.  Keychain
My husband wanted a new watch for Christmas.  We went to the Shinola store in Tribeca, New York City to buy his watch.  The store is filled with watches and leather goods.  When I saw this keychain, I knew I wanted one for my handbag.  I am so happy with this keychain and I have it in the color black.

5.  Lululemon Yoga Mat
I am in love with my new reversible yoga mat.  It's made well and you can use either side to exercise on.

6.  Makeup & Face Cream
I love this makeup palette that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas.  It's the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Vol. 2.  It's filled with pretty eyeshadows and blushes.  I'm having fun trying out the different eye shadow colors.

I was happy when my sister-in-law gave me this mascara for Christmas.  It's by Lancome and it's the Hypnose Drama Instant Volumizing Mascara.  This mascara works well and I like the curved brush.  

This is another gift idea I saw on Andrea's blog Living on Cloud Nine.  It's the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets gift set.  When I saw this set, I knew I wanted one.  I LOVE these lipsticks.  It has a matte lipstick, lipliner, and two lipglosses.  Thanks, Andrea for this Christmas gift idea.

This is a gift set that I bought for myself and I had my daughter and husband give this to me for Christmas.  I wanted to try out the It Cosmetics cleanser and creams as I like their foundation.  I like the way these creams moisturize my skin and makes my face feel so soft.  I've always used Neutrogena Hydro Boost cream for my face.  I have used this cream for years and I will go back to using that cream after I'm done with the It Cosmetics cream.  I use Cetaphil Cleanser for washing my face.  I will go back to using that cleanser for my face.  I like that I can buy both products at Costco for a great price.  I'm glad I tried out these creams but I like what I've always used.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at some of my favorite Christmas presents. 

Have a happy Friday and weekend. 

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  1. You’re so cute, merry Christmas! That lip set is so good and so is the Sherpa! I love mine! You are going to look so cute in yours and those other pull overs are pretty cute too! Have a great weekend!

    1. I had a nice Christmas Andrea and I love everything. Thanks for the blog visit and have a happy Friday and weekend.

  2. What a great bunch of products! I need to check some of them out. I'm a Hufflepuff too! I need a fleece like that. Those sneakers are so pretty! Fun makeup products too! It sounds like you had a great Christmas!

  3. Lot's of lovely things Julie, it seems ages since I wore any makeup other than a little foundation and lipstick, with not going out anywhere theres no need. I'm a big fan of anything that keeps you warm and fleece certainly does that. Have a great weekend .x

    1. I like the makeup I received from Christmas Linda. I'm having fun trying out everything. I love my new fleeces and they will keep me warm for winter. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

  4. Great gifts, Julie! We'd never seen Harry Potter so during the holidays we sat down as a family and watched them all. Great series!! Enjoy the weekend...seems like the days are getting a teeny tiny bit longer!!

  5. Looks like you got great gifts! Enjoy !

    1. Thanks Ann, yes I love all of the gifts I received from Christmas!

  6. These are all great Julie. My daughter is a Harry Potter Fan and now my granddaughter too so I will check out those sweatshirts. Have a great weekend. xoxo Kris

  7. I LOVE the sneakers!!! Have a blessed weekend.

  8. Thank you for sharing Julie! I love discovering new etsy shops, so I am off to check these :)

  9. Love the sneaks and the monogrammed sherpa! Visiting you from the friendship friday blog hop.

  10. The Sherpas look wonderful and cozy. Makeup is always welcome in my home. Happy week ahead Julie.

  11. I love those Harry Potter sweatshirts! I have been buying up all sorts of fleece tops this winter; they are so nice and cozy.


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